What we're about

Welcome, Active Outdoors Fans!

The Denver Trail Heads is a group for people with a wide array of interests in the outdoors. We will be hiking, snowshoeing, camping, cross country skiing, etc. Occasionally you will see a backpack or camping trip or an overnight at one of the many Forest Service cabins.

Our goal is to provide a safe, fun environment for ALL to enjoy outdoor activities, regardless of:

• Age

• Gender

• National Origin

• Race

• Religion

• Sexual Orientation

To date, we have hosted over 1,700 events. These trips were all made possible by our organizers. We work hard to organize trips and make them fun for you. The tone of an event is set by the organizer. Hiking speed, number of breaks, fitness level required, picture taking, dog friendly, etc. Sometimes it is not as much the location or type of event, but who is running it that will determine if it is the event for you. More information about our organizers can be found here (http://www.meetup.com/denver-trail-heads/about/).

If you have an idea for a trip or you are interested in becoming an organizer, please let me know. We are always looking for qualified organizers to help out!

Please RSVP yes only if you definitely plan to come. If you change your mind, please update your RSVP.

By joining this group you agree to the policies and terms of the group. The policies and terms can be found here (http://www.meetup.com/denver-trail-heads/pages/Policies_and_Terms/).

We do not charge members a fee to join the group. However, donations are appreciated.

Upcoming events (2)

Matthews Winters - Dakota Ridge Grand Loop

Matthews Winters Park

Let's take on a challenging hike at Matthews Winters Park by hiking the the Red Rocks and Morrison Slide Trails, and Dakota Ridge. CONTACTS: Pat: (937)[masked] ATTENDEE LIMIT: 25 Hikers MEET: at 9:00 am. We will start no later than 9:05 am. If you are late, you can catch up. WHAT TO BRING: Appropriate gear (micro-spikes, jacket, water, snacks, etc). DISTANCE/GAIN: 6.8 mi RT with ~1189 ft. total elevation gain (Level: moderate to strenuous). DOGS: Well behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. Dog owners must clean up pet excrement, per Jefferson County Open Space Regulations (http://jeffco.us/open-space/regulations/pets/). DISCLAIMER: Hiking is risky. Every year people are hurt and killed because they go beyond their abilities, get lost, or bring the wrong gear. We are not professional guides. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear and conditioning required. And lastly, anyone choosing to hike with our group should carry personal medical insurance and a CORSAR (Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue) card (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dola/search-and-rescue-fund) in case of an emergency. Après-HIKE: TBD

Beginner, sleep in Saturday hike - Boulder

Needs a location

Join us for a great beginner hike to a unique place -- Woods Quarry in Boulder. Meet at NCAR at 10:30am, we'll start at 10:40am. The hike is about 4 miles roundtrip. If you want more, you can add on the Mallory Cave Trail for an extra 1.6 miles. There is a few spots of elevation gain, but it's not too tough and doesn't last long. Expect a very moderate pace. Expect snow, ice and mud. I recommend traction devices and poles. DIRECTIONS: Google 1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305. DISCLAIMER: Hiking is risky. Every year people are hurt and killed because they go beyond their abilities, get lost, or bring the wrong gear. I am not a professional guide. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear and conditioning required. Anyone choosing to hike with our group should carry personal health insurance and a CORSAR (Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue) card, in case of an emergency. By joining this group you agree to the policies and terms of the group. The policies and terms can be found here (http://www.meetup.com/denver-trail-heads/pages/2446492/Policies_and_Terms/).

Past events (1,771)

Evening Hike - South Valley Park

South Valley Park - North Parking Lot

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